Yup. I did it again.
I’ve officially retired the @TentBlogger twitter handle and moving forward with @Saddington - for those that have been following me already then you don’t have to do anything new except begin to get used to a new ID.
My reasons are quite simple:
- TentBlogger as brand has undergone a number of changes. I’ve shared a few thoughts here about that.
- As an entrepreneur I am continually involved in ventures that scale way outside of one single blog. Since Twitter is my primary online communication tool it needs to better capture all that I do and am involved in as well as be agnostic enough to scale infinitely. Obviously my last name does this the best as I will not be changing it as often as I do my ventures.
- My trusted team at 8BIT encouraged me to do so. I bank on their opinion more than ever and it made sense for where we are headed as a company and the many opportunities we are entertaining.
Lastly, it just feels good to finally “land” somewhere with the Twitter name challenge – I’ve always held my handle in open hands and never felt completely settled – this really settles it, right?
Now, how did I actually get THE @Saddington twitter handle? I registered it for my mother in March of 2009 – more than 3 years ago thinking, for whatever reason, that she’d actually use it.
Nope… although she just got her first iPad. Stoked about that.
That’s that. Love to hear your thoughts about this final change! Hit me.
Please follow @saddington for updates. This account is now officially retired…
— John Saddington (@tentblogger) September 27, 2012